Brass From The Past

Cover Band from Palatine, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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10 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2009

$1800 - $10000 per event
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Brass From The Past - A Tribute to the Legends of Rock & Soul


“One of the Best Cover Bands in Chicago!” (CBS News), BRASS FROM THE PAST is the HOTTEST horn band in the Midwest. Boasting an unstoppable 6-piece horn section, tight 4-piece rhythm section, and 3 powerful singers who command the stage, this is no ordinary band!

Audiences are thrilled and overwhelmed with a wildly diverse selection of music which matches the elegance of any occasion. BFTP projects the energy of a concert-like stage performance that energizes a crowd by creating exciting dance atmosphere and filling the night with contagious fun that is sure to delight every guest!

This is the music of your most joyful memories: we bring you back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s with Motown, R&B, Funk, and Soul. We give you the playlist that no other band can touch. Whatever your musical needs maybe, from the delicate nuance of a jazz combo during cocktail hour to the high energy of an electrifying dance party, BFTP will be perfect match to any occasion. BRASS FROM THE PAST will make your wedding, corporate event, private party, or fundraiser an unforgettable event for your audience.

Please explore our website, enjoy our live performance videos, listen to live audio recordings, and read reviews of people just like you who have experienced BRASS FROM THE PAST.

Praise

“OMG the best (absolute best) music ever at any wedding I have ever been to!! Fantastic guys and gals!! Cheers to you!”
-Catherine Seigler

“Just saw these folks at the Palatine Village Street Fair – they ROCK !!”
-Valarie Clark Sobolewski

“Just wanted to say how awesome you guys were at our wedding. Best wedding band ever people said and I agreed. We will be checking your schedule and hopefully coming to see you guys somewhere. Also thanks for putting together agreat set list. Thanks again.”
-Eric Krohn

“You're band was great at thePrairie House fundraiser tonight. One of the best bands I've seen in along time!”
-Mary Vaznonis Roseman

John Tomassone's Brass from The Past 11/30/13

Dear John,

I wanted to thank you and the members of Brass from the Past for the great job you did performing at our National Sales Meeting in Itasca, IL this past October. I know this type of performance, which was tied into our awards ceremony is probably not your typical gig, but the band pulled it off. They were high energy and they performed exactly as we had hoped.

We take a survey every year after our meeting and I am happy to report that Brass from the Past received a rating of 9.4 on a scale of 1 – 10. Normally I tell people if you get over an 8 you were fantastic. I guess a 9.4 makes you Outstanding!

Here are just a few exact comments people wrote in regarding your performance:

“The band was the best one in my 7 years of attending your meetings. Every one of the singers was clutch.”

“13 people in a band? Holy Cow they were great! I wish we could have listened to them for hours. “

“What a great band. If they didn't have so many people, I would suggest you fly them to our next meeting.”

Thank you again for a great night and if we are ever in the Chicago area, we will be sure to book again.

Regards,

Michael Massa
VP Sales
Hayward Pool Products


Additional reviews on Yelp - Brass From the Past

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A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Corporate Function

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Brass from the Past performed at our annual client event, May 2015. They did an outstanding job, everyone enjoyed the band. They were so easy to work with and extremely professional and accomodating.

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John and his band were absolutely incredible. Each and every person involved in every aspect of this ensemble were amazing. We wanted a good band and got a GREAT band! Guests are still raving about them and their music. So many people danced and everyone was smiling. I will follow them and make sure if anyone asks for a band recommendation that this band is the one!

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Wonderful and enthusiastic. They really engaged the crowd and the vocals were AMAZING!

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Concert

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I will admit that I was not really sure what to expect with a band this big but all my dreams came true. I had an audience ages 2-92 and a good time was had by all. Lots of dancing was going on too. I have not seen a group of talented musicians like this in forever! Truly magnificant. Brass from the Past had four different singers which made the show surprising and so exciting! I would definitely hire this group again.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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I would recommend to my friends, family and anyone looking for fantastic entertainment and talent to book this band for their next event. I'm still getting calls from everyone about how much they enjoyed the party and the band. Thank you gig masters.

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Retirement Party

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After hearing Brass from the Past on Gigmasters, I was sold. When they arrived at our event they were nothing short of proffessional and their vocals were second to none. VERY GOOD band. The horn section was great! Very impressed with "think" by Aretha and tunes from Chicago and Stevie Wonder. Just a great any event band!!! I would highly recomend.

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Wedding Reception

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'Brass from the Past' truly made it a great experience, very happy with their professionalism and great service. They made the evening special for us, they really brought the party to life. The whole team is a great group of people I would recommend them to anybody looking to have a great time at their event.

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2016
Apr
24
Wedding Reception
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
May
29
Corporate Function
Crystal Lake, IL
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Aug
31
Wedding Reception
Champaign, IL
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2014
Aug
15
Wedding Reception
Milwaukee, WI
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Jun
22
Wedding
Elburn, IL
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2013
Sep
7
Wedding
Prairie du Chien, WI
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2012
Oct
19
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2012
Jul
13
Concert
Alsip, IL
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2012
Apr
14
Retirement Party
Rockford, IL
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2012
Feb
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Lake Zurich, IL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2011
Dec
17
BFTP Holiday Celebration at Sideouts
Island Lake, IL
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2011
Dec
3
Ernst & Young Holiday Party
Chicago, IL
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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A Song for You
Donny Hathaway
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Ain't Nobody
Chaka Khan
Ain't to Proud to Beg
The Temptations
Always and Forever
Heatwave
Beyond the Sea
Bobby Darin
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Frankie Valli
Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra
Dancing in the Streets
Martha and The Vandellas
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
Michael Jackson
Don't' Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington
Fever
Peggy Lee
Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra
Funky Nassau
Blues Brothers
Get Down Tonight
KC & the Sunshine Band
Grapevine
Marvin Gaye
Hip to Be Square
Huey Lewis and the News
Hold On I'm Comin'
Sam and Dave
I Feel Good
James Brown
I Who Have Nothing
Tom Jones / Shirley Bassey
In the Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
It's Not Unusual
Tom Jones
Knock On Wood
Eddie Floyd
Lady is a Tramp
Frank Sinatra
Let's Groove
Earth Wind and Fire
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
LOVE
Frank Sinatra
Route 66
Chuck Berry / Nat King Cole
Make Me Smile
Chicago
Maybe I'm Amazed
Paul McCartney
Me & Mrs. Jones
Billy Paul
Moondance
Van Morrison
Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
My Girl
Temptations
Natural Woman
Carole King
Never Been to Spain
Elvis Presley
New York State of Mind
Billy Joel
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
James Brown
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Rock Steady
Bad Company
Shake Your Booty
KC & the Sunshine Band
Shake Your Tailfeather
Blues Brothers / Ray Charles
Shout
Isley Brothers
Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding
Son of a Preacher Man
Dusty Springfield
Soul Man
Sam and Dave
Summertime
Ella Fitzgerald
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Sway
Michael Buble
Sweet Home Chicago
Blues Brothers
Sweet Soul Music
Sam and Dave
That's Life
Frank Sinatra
That's the Way I Like It
KC & the Sunshine Band
The Look of Love
Dusty Springfield
The Way You Look Tonight
Tony Bennett
Try a Little Tenderness
Otis Redding
Under the Boardwalk
The Drifters
You Can Leave Your Hat On
Joe Cocker
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Please note Brass From The Past will also travel to Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Carol Stream, Des Plaines, Lake Zurich, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Deerfield, Itasca, Northbrook, Roselle, Bensenville.
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